Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser has appeared online

Mar

25

2019

The new Edge browser that Microsoft is developing and that the company is based on Chromium has become available through a Chinese forum. Users can install extensions from the Chrome Web Store with the Edge version.

A link to a compressed file for the Chromium-based Edge browser appeared in the Chinese PCBeta forum . This is a 112.2MB file that installs version 75.0.107.0 of Edge after the installation file has been run. Since it is not a file released by Microsoft itself, caution is recommended when installing.

When first used, the browser asks if browser data should be synchronized with existing data, with the possibility of importing data from other browsers. The display is almost identical to that of the existing Edge based on the EdgeHTML engine.

Some features of that browser are still missing in the new version, such as the ability to set tabs aside and take notes on open web pages. Support for extensions is present. By default the user can download it from the Microsoft Store, but there is also an option to accept extensions from other browsers. The user is then warned that they have not been verified by Microsoft. There is also no possibility of opening pages in Internet Explorer that is no longer considered safe .

It is not known when Microsoft will release the browser itself, but the development of Edge based on Chromium seems to be advanced, which means that a public preview may not be delayed.

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